The Western Diamondback Rattle Snake

By: Levi Tonn Computer 7

The Diamondback Rattlesnake has heat sensing pit organs which guide the snake toward its prey, allowing it to strike with deadly accuracy even in total darkness.

The Diamondback Rattlesnake lives in dry places live deserts from California to Arkansas. It also found in dry, sandy ,or rocky terrain. They also venture off onto cultivated land.

The Rattlesnake mainly eats mice, ground squirrels, rabbits, prairie dogs, small birds, frogs, and lizards for its typical diet.

A female diamondback can only breed once every two years, so there is tense competition among males. Mating may last up to 24 hours. The eggs stay in the female snake for up to 165 days. They normally produce up to a dozen or more snakes which are 12 inches long and are independent immediately.

Mostly lives in the badlands and semi desert areas of North America, Where their tough skin prevents them from losing too much moisture. The normally live from California to Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Kansas. They also live south to Mexico.

DID YOU KNOW?? - The Diamondback's attack at a speed of about 8 feet per second.                                                                                :o

They are mainly found in Arizona but they are found from California to Texas.

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